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are reveal ago spike in the city's crime rate. matt keller is live where officers are on high alert heading into the weekend. >> reporter: new statistics released to me today reveal an alarming increase in crime. >> san jose. officers are concerned it's only going to get worse. 2012 was one of the most violent years in san jose reaching a 20 year high in homicides. police released new numbers revealing total crime increased by 27%. >> is this unique to the city? >> reporter: in 2012 homicides increased by 15.4%. rape up 23.9%. robbery was 9.7%. >> the number of aggravated assaults you're looking at 150 to 200 more in 2012 than we had in 2011. anyone one could have resulted in a homicide. >> reporter: the biggest increases were in property crimes. burglaries increased 23.3% and vehicle theft increased 71%. this year san jose is on pace for about 1000 car thefts a month. >> they took away my honda civic. and they stole everything that i had in there. >> reporter: a new calendar year is not slowing down the crime. a 17-year-old was shot to death earlier this month and another 17-year-old was s
: they are accused of sharing pornographic images and gambling using city computers on over time. sources say the employees under investigation are among the top three. >> i can't comment specifically on any individuals or their classifications. however it is standard practice to take jobs into account when determining the level of discipline. >> reporter: officials started an investigation months ago after a whistle blower came forward. while investigators don't believe it was criminal, sending and receiving images and gambling are prohibited. >> important tarealize this is -- to realize this is wrong. >> reporter: he says taxpayers should be concerned about supervisors personal use of city resources, even if it wasn't for something as offensive as pornography. >> other people are looking up to you and taking cues as to what constitutes acceptable behavior. >> reporter: today we reached out to the union, local 38 but haven't received a response. we requested the salaries and all make between 100 and $120,000 a year before over time. they are still on the job but the city could go to the unio
. the sheriff's department announced that they are taking over patrols for the city of santa cruz at this time just to allow the department to mourn the loss, again, of two of their officers. kevin vogle, the police chief says the department is in mourning over two exceptionally fine officers. there are three schools within the crime scene perimeter here. they say they were locked down and now are in the process as i told you a little bit earlier. they are in the process of putting them on buses, all the students involved and bringing them to the county building so they can be reunited with their parents. this is also an important thing that we were waiting for an update on them because they were dealing with this as an active crime scene here. they said there are no more outstanding suspects at this time. they do not believe there is any danger to the community. but with that said, the sheriff did say they are doing a home by home inspection within the perimeter. he also said it was a closet by closet inspection. that's the latest. two confirmed deaths in the santa cruz police department. two
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